Denying and Suppressing the Truth 75

Off today with what seems a huge expedition to Edinburgh for the Festival – the company for Medea is about 20 people, and the scenery is, err, large (and beautiful).

No time to blog. Just to note that Hague is still pathetically claiming not to know that the Libyan “government” he recognised just murdered its own general. Meanwhile Pamela Geller has attempted to hide the evidence by deleting and editing her published encouraging correspondence with an anti-Muslim extremist in Norway who was building a secret “arms cache” – but she has been caught red-handed by another kind of cache, a web cache! See the wonderful comments under yesterday’s “Who funded Breivik” thread. Congratulations to the team!

Next post from Edinburgh, hopefully tomorrow.

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75 thoughts on “Denying and Suppressing the Truth

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  • harpie

    I have a comment in moderation, which I’m just dividing into pieces…sorry for the [eventual]redundancy. I’ll know better next time.

    Also related:
    The Man Behind the Anti-Shariah Movement; Andrea Elliot; NYT; 7/30/11

    […] A confluence of factors has fueled the anti-Shariah movement, most notably the controversy over the proposed Islamic center near ground zero in New York, concerns about homegrown terrorism and the rise of the Tea Party. But the campaign’s air of grass-roots spontaneity, which has been carefully promoted by advocates, shrouds its more deliberate origins.
    In fact, it is the product of an orchestrated drive that began five years ago in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in the office of a little-known lawyer, David Yerushalmi, a 56-year-old Hasidic Jew with a history of controversial statements about race, immigration and Islam. Despite his lack of formal training in Islamic law, Mr. Yerushalmi has come to exercise a striking influence over American public discourse about Shariah. […]

  • mary

    I have just watched Booktalk where three individuals were asked for their choice of holiday reading.
    John Rentoul, Bliar hiographer, Keith Simpson Con MP and Kate Williams historian. A check with TheyWorkForYou lists Simpson’s many visits to countries like Bahrain, UAE, Saudia Arabia and yes of course to Israel as a member of the Conservative Friends of Israel.
    Just listen to the first five mins. Rent(aGh)oul is more repellent on video than he is in print. He chose Born Liars, enough said, and Hitch 22 a biography of Christopher Hitchens, another right wing supporter of the neocons. btw according to Rentoul, Blair didn’t lie. Saddam lied!!! These types are allowed by the BBC to spew their insidious propaganda. Do they ever ask us what we read? No.

  • ingo

    trying to achieve that desert island disc feeling, what a bunch of copycats, trying to make out that they would actually read books.

    keith Simpson is know for toeing the line here in Norfolk, he is also deep into defense issue, fought tooth and nail for the Tornado squads, managed to encourage a quarter of Norfolk people to support his ‘make it Marham’ campaing, rather than Lossiemouth.

  • mary

    Denying and Suppressing the Truth – exactly so.
    Aug 1, 2011 8:10 pm
    India’s HCL Says News International Deleted Mail
    By John Ribeiro, IDG News

    News International directed service providers contracted to maintain its e-mail system to delete some messages, according to Indian outsourcer HCL Technologies in a letter to the Home Affairs Committee of the U.K. Parliament.
    News International is the U.K. publishing division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. that has been embroiled in a scandal involving reporters accessing voicemail accounts of crime victims and members of the Royal family, among others.
    HCL was at times asked to work on the deletions with another vendor who was responsible for the e-mail archival system where the bulk of old e-mails is kept, and also for deletions and restoration configurations, according to the letter. As a remote infrastructure services provider to News International, HCL’s services were mainly related to the live e-mail system, and such services do not require or provide for the storing of any e-mail data by HCL.
    HCL was responding through its solicitors, Stuart Benson and Company, to a letter last month from Keith Vaz, member of Parliament and chairman of the home affairs committee of the U.K. Parliament that is investigating the scandal.
    HCL said it was able to identify nine instances of discussion on e-mail deletions all of which occurred between April 2010 and July 2011.
    In September 2010, for example, News International requested HCL to coordinate with the third-party vendor for deletion of e-mails from the e-mail archival system, to stabilize the system and make the archive of a more manageable size and number of years.
    The letter did not say whether HCL cooperated with the specific request, but the solicitor said that the issue of deletions arose from time to time during the course of the contract. “I do however wish to emphasize that my client is aware of nothing which appears abnormal, untoward or inconsistent with its contractual role,” the solicitor Stuart Benson said.
    In January 2011, News International wanted to know from HCL about its ability to “truncate a particular database” in the e-mail archival system. HCL said it answered in the negative, and suggested assistance from the third-party vendor.
    Vaz wrote to HCL last month asking for information on whether News International currently holds or has ever held a contract with HCL, whether HCL holds e-mails for News International within its storage facilities in India, and if News International has ever requested HCL to delete any of the e-mails.
    The charge about the destruction of data by HCL at its facility in Chennai in south India was first made in Parliament in early July. Allegations surfaced that managers at News International asked HCL to delete e-mails related to accessing phone records.
    HCL, a leading Indian outsourcer, however, said that it does not and never stored any data in India or anywhere else in the world for News International, and therefore the question of deleting e-mails data held by it did not arise. This stand was reiterated by the company’s CEO and vice-chairman, Vineet Nayar, in an earnings call last week. The company entered into a contract with News International in 2009, he added.
    John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service.

  • dreoilin

    Remember this?
    “A former Blackwater employee … recently alleged in a sworn statement … that Erik Prince (founder and previous owner of Blackwater/Xe) “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” and that Prince’s companies “encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life.” Prince, the former employee charged, “intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Christian supremacy, knowing and wanting these men to take every available opportunity to murder Iraqis. Many of these men used call signs based on the Knights of the Templar, the warriors who fought the Crusades…. (CBS News, Why Is Obama Still Using Blackwater?)”
    Found here:

  • Azra

    Good luck to Nadira, and have fun Craig.. Sure it will be smashing..

    Seems lots have been going on while I was away in Sunny Cornwall and had a break from TV, Computer, Newspapers…

  • mary

    Dreoilin My ears pricked up when I heard the words Knights Templar in this on the World Service in the early hours.
    2 August 2011 Last updated at 04:14
    Mexican police seize ‘meth maker’ Nery Salgado Harrison Nery Salgado Harrison was arrested with drugs and weapons, police say

    Mexican police have arrested a man described as a senior drug figure in the state of Michoacan.

    Nery Salgado Harrison, 24, is accused of overseeing the production of methamphetamines in the state for a drug cartel calling itself the Knights Templar.

    The group is active in central and southern parts of Mexico.

    The Knights Templar and a rival gang, La Familia, have been fighting for control of meth labs in the region.

    Mr Harrison – whose alias was “Yupo” – was arrested in the city of Apatzingan in Michoacan.

    He was carrying weapons, drugs and communications equipment when arrested, said Ramon Pequeno, head of a police anti-drugs unit.

    Mr Harrison is accused of having acted as a link with corrupt officials, collecting tip-offs about police movements within Apatzingan.

    Police said they had also arrested 27-year-old Nestor Irepan Ramirez Munoz, in connection with the murder of 21 people in the Michoacan town of Quiroga in June.

    Mr Munoz, known as “El Silver”, is also a member of the Knights Templar cartel.

    Mr Pequeno said the killings were part of a strategy by the cartel to kidnap and kill “common criminals” in order to “give a show of strength”.

    The gangs are battling for control of access to the lucrative US narcotics market.

    The violence used to be concentrated on the northern border region but since 2010, has been spreading into other parts of the country.

    Some 40,000 people have died in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderon began deploying troops to fight the cartels in late 200

  • OldMark

    ‘Just to note that Hague is still pathetically claiming not to know that the Libyan “government” he recognised just murdered its own general.’

    More on this here from the redoubtable Justin Raimondo-

    Like Raimondo, I have to admit to being surprised at the gung-ho line adopted by Juan Cole on the Libyan situation.

  • noodleepoodlee

    Thanks for all the links. Will be spending most of the day reading it seems. There is much exposing to do here I think.
    Glad to see Greenwald has picked up on this story and hoping to see it spread. Best.

  • mark_golding

    Thanks for link OldMark – My last post on Libya went down like a lead balloon so I will say again that agent Cameron is NOT liberating the Libyan people, quite the opposite, Cameron and his Westminster warriors, William Hague, Liam Fox and the treacherous Nick Clegg are tasked by Obama to secure a puppet government in Libya and the pay-back is a huge chunk of Libya’s valuable resources.
    America have ensured the renegades are lead by CIA asset, Khalifa Haftar. Meanwhile sources reveal special forces are being dropped in the western Nafusa mountains to push a military solution, opposing calls from Russia and China (who has major oil assets in Libya) for political and diplomatic solutions.

  • mary

    Your posts do not go down like lead balloons Mark. I usually send them on to others who share our concern and disgust at what is going on. I have just come across this account. What a terrible way to die and almost unbelievable that 300 souls were crammed into this small boat. More for Messrs Hague, Cameron, Clegg and Fox to ponder on as they ‘up the ante’ as Cameron put it.
    1 August 2011
    Italian coastguards find 25 bodies on boat at Lampedusa
    Volunteers and doctors work on the boat on which the bodies were found
    Italian coastguards have found the bodies of 25 men on a boat crowded with refugees fleeing Libya.
    The 15-metre boat landed on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa carrying 271 survivors, the AFP news agency reported.
    The bodies of 25 men were found in the boat’s engine room. They appear to have died from asphyxiation, officials said.

  • ingo

    Indeed Mark and the longer Libyan people fight each other, the more will the division of the country become a real prospect.

    We are furthering instability, future hate and politics that go backwards to older tribal divisions, blood libel and more, a scenario and environment that will foster destabilisation by outsaide forces, whichever way they come from.

    Our actions in Libya is directed at creating an instabile chaotic, but managable, destabilisation which can easily turn ionto a civil war, enough justification for the UN for a longer term engagement.

    This will delay a massive EU project of energising Europe with the power of the sun, for at least a decade or two, unacceptable little squabbling is to be prefered, rather than bringing about vast contracts, jobs, know how, technical schools, education establishments, long term eimprovements in agricultrue and the manufacturing of CSP plants.

    This petty litte war is keeping innovation and a future away from the Magreb, thats what this coalition of damnation is achieveing in Libya. From Marocco to saudi Arabia, a network of these plants could power Europe twice over, some 367 sq. miles could power the earths needs, although not for 24 hours, but two or three large plants in our global deserts could make nuclear power history, no need for fossile fuels either, because with plenty of sun we can frack hydrogen and power our 21st. century.

    bar the bastards who are trying their best to create terror and mayhem.

  • ingo

    We are now seeing border incursions, provoking clashes and a possible attack of south Lebanon, whilst at the same time making coey noises to palestinians regards to 1967 if they drop their UN statehood bid.

    Why should anything the UN ever has done bother Israel, they have not taken one bit of notice to any of its resolutions, so why should this one be worth their attention/

    Is it because they are preparing another front, desperately tryin to keep their backs free?
    The demonstartions in the West Bank announced for the 20th. will see more of these ‘incursions’ and border shootings,imho, they are gearing up to attack.

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